You have the desire to set up an organic garden that is nutritious and fresh. Now’s the time! Included in this article is advice that can assist you in your horticulture endeavors.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Label the distances with a permanent marker. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
When horticulture, be sure to look closely for stink bug infestation, especially during Autumn. They like to feast on all kinds of fruits, as well as peppers, tomatoes, and beans. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Do not mow your lawn too short. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. A commonplace plant parasite is fungi. Fungi can be controlled with fungicide sprays, but it is important to treat your area with the spray, before you see any problems.
You should be more prepared with organic gardening. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. Hopefully, the advice you have learned will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to produce a beautiful and beneficial organic garden.